The Infamous King of the Comstock (Hardcover)

William Sharon and the Gilded Age in the West

By Michael J. Makley

University of Nevada Press, 9780874176308, 291pp.

Publication Date: January 9, 2006

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Paperback (3/28/2009)

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The fascinating account of William Sharon, legendary scoundrel and visionary capitalist who controlled more than a dozen of the greatest mines on Nevada's mighty Comstock Lode, built the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, manipulated speculation and prices on the San Francisco Stock Exchange, and revived the collapsed Bank of California, and the Gilded Age of the American West.